Sunday, January 20, 2008
Rose Hearts Shawl is Finished
As you all know, I've been making my grandmother a shawl, the Rose Hearts Shawl by Elizabeth Matthews for the past month. Well, it's finally finished. Here it is in all of its various phases.
The pattern through Elizabeth Matthews, so I'm linking to her Etsy shop where you can find it for only $3.00. The pattern has both written instructions as well as a chart, so even if you're a new lace knitter, it would make a good first shawl project. There is a knitalong that just started over on Yahoogroups and Ravelry. It just started two days ago if you want to join in.
The best feeling of all was giving it to the one it was intended for- Grandma Ferne. I'm so glad she likes it. I think since it's worsted weight Malabrigo yarn, it will be soft AND warm. She gets cold a lot. I made her promise to wear it and not save it in a draw for a special occasion. Every DAY is special and deserves a magnificent shawl.
Now I'm off to work on a hat I'm knitting for myself called Cable and Bobble Beret from Creative Knitting Jan 08 issue. It's not really a beret, but more of a hat with bobbles and cables. You can see it online on page 32 of the magazine. I just started it last night and I don't have a whole lot more to go.